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The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have

The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have
Technology advancements have touched every facet of life including education. This latter has been radically transformed and teachers who do not use social media and educational technology in their teaching no longer fit in the new system.That’s why every educator and teacher should reconsider certain values and principles . Today I am sharing with you two short videos that will hopefully change what some think about teaching. The following videos are among the top educative videos online . Watch this first one minute 40 seconds video to see the negative side of some teachers. Negative version of when i become a teacher So if you want to fit in the system and develop professionally then this is how to do it . watch this short video to learn more. positive version of when i become a teacher The 21st century teachers are characterized by certain holistic and student centered features , some of them are summarized below . The risk taker : The Collaborator : The model : The leader : The visionary :

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Coursera: Promise and Potential in Unexpected Places I’ve held back from giving an evaluation Coursera preferring to wait until I completed an entire course, which I did recently, Introduction to Sociology, which closed on July 20th. This course had 40,000 students enrolled which is consistent with enrollment for a MOOC, though the number of students completing both exams I’m sure was far lower. If you are not familiar with Coursera, Coursera is a joint effort to offer free undergraduate level courses, which are Open, Online, and Massive, a.k.a. MOOCs, by Princeton, University of Michigan, Stanford, and University of Pennsylvania. Recently Coursera, received additional funding and signed on several more university partners including a selection of foreign schools, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the University of Toronto, and a technical university in Switzerland.

What if classrooms had no doors? by @HeatherLeatt, School Improvement Adviser This post answers the 14th question from my TeacherToolkit Thinking page of Thunks. You can see my other top-Thunks here. Thunk 14: What if classrooms had no doors? by @HeatherLeatt, School Improvement Adviser The Urge to Create: Jane Piirto on Motivation Eric Clapton “My identity shifted when I got into recovery.” Eric Clapton In her new book Creativity for 21st Century Skills, Professor Jane Piirto describes “what many creative people really do when they create” (according to the publisher summary) and includes references to the impact of creative expression in the lives of creative people. One of the many topics she covers is the motivation to create. She writes, “The main cause for creativity is that the creative person wants to be creative, in whatever domain he or she is working – whether it be woodworking in the basement, dancing, acting, drawing, singing, doing science, mathematics, inventing, being an entrepreneur, being an athlete, cooking, sewing, building, designing.

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The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of Interpersonal learning , personalized learning, second life learning , 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning , these are just some of the few buzz words you would be be reading so often in today’s educational literature. Things have changed , old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant. The teacher-controlled learning where pre-constructed information is presented in a formal and standardized classroom settings becomes very obsolete. How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different by Terry Heick This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the development of personal thinking habits in 21st century learners. In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different? After all, this is the world of Google.

Persuasion Map Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan Persuade Me in Five Slides! Creating Persuasive Digital Stories After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations. The Universal Panacea? Afternoon CPD TOPIC: “The Universal Panacea? The number one shift in UK education I wish to see in my lifetime.” My panacea is a very simple idea to cure all teachers from that number one problem that stops them from doing their jobs better… What I’d like to give back to you and all teachers and schools across the land, is ‘time’! Context: Now, easier said that done and by far, I profess, it’s no new idea here. This (panacea) is something that I do think we all have the power to do in our current schools.